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Bird of the Bosque del Apache: Field Trip

A Pretty Fowl Day

Image via Pixabay

The Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge is famous the world over among birders because of the diversity of feathered creatures to be found there. The Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque has put together a pretty cool guided day-trip on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10am to 9pm, for folks interested in experiencing the refuge. The trip includes an optional van ride to the refuge (space is limited) and, once there, a non-optional bus tour through the wilderness, headed by naturalists who help observers identify the various species of winged wonders. You should bring a sack lunch, but dinner is provided in Socorro as part of the tour fee, which ranges from $68 to $74. (Alisa Valdes)

Sunday Jan 27, 2019

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit






Tish Morris

Phone: 505-841-2800
Website: Click to Visit

A journey to see thousands of birds at N.M.’s world-famous refuge south of Socorro. Drive there or ride in the museum van. Registration required.

Sandhill Crane

Birds of the Bosque del Apache

 Trip Date: Sunday, January 27 •  10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

(Depart Albuquerque/Return to Albuquerque)

Preview talk: Thursday, January 24  • 6:30 p.m.

Trip Leaders: Laurel Ladwig, Birder/Photographer and Tish Morris, Karen Herzenberg and Helen Haskell, Naturalists

 Join us on a day-long journey and see thousands of birds at New Mexico’s own world-famous refuge south of Socorro.  Drive there on your own OR come with us in the Museum van (limited van seats! You must let us know when you register). We will stop for a sack lunch (bring your own lunch) and then board a large, Refuge bus for the afternoon. We will identify as many species of birds as we can until dusk. Trip includes dinner in Socorro.

Laurel Ladwig will give a Bosque del Apache preview talk for field trip participants on Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum.

Laurel Ladwig is a life-long birder and photographer. Tish Morris is a naturalist and retired Museum educator who has led many field trips for the Museum, including annual trips to Bosque del Apache. Karen Herzenberg and Helen Haskell have been birding and guiding trips for years.

 No experience necessary—come and join the fun!

Preregistration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants. Adults only.

Go to for registration. 

 Cost: $75 for the field trip and talk ($67.50 for museum members)

(Cost Includes the preview talk, limited seats in the Museum vans, snacks, bus and tour guides at Bosque del Apache, and dinner in Socorro)

 Questions: Tish Morris email